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On 25th May 2018 data protection legislation changes came in with the introduction of GDPR. The ways in which personal data is collected, used and stored have changed enormously since the UK Data Protection Act was introduced in 1998. GDPR updates the law to reflect the way we live today, to ensure personal information is kept safe. The purpose of GDPR is to give individuals more control over how data is used and how people are contacted.

The Boys’ Brigade is taking a common sense approach to ensuring compliance with the new regulations and we have been working to update our policies and procedures over the last 12 months.

The Boys’ Brigade nationally is registered with the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) at HQ level and it is not necessary for Companies, Battalions or Districts to register separately with the ICO.

We have introduced a new Data Protection Policy and Privacy (Fair Processing) Notice which gives clear information about the way we collect, process, store and retain personal data. We have alos put together a guide 'GDPR in the Company' to assist Leaders in understanding how GDPR affects the BB Company and what needs to be done locally.

Should you have any questions please email dataprotection@boys-brigade.org.uk or contact BB Headquarters.

Find everything you need relating to GDPR and Data Protection at leaders.boys-brigade.org.uk/gdpr.htm

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